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Dec
18
comment Is voltage important when creating a magnetic field?
"I must increase the voltage"-- to do what?
Dec
16
comment What happens when a black hole dies?
Black holes do die, but gradually. Your question is a bit scattered, please try to ask only one question per post.
Dec
6
comment Momentum conservation problem
I meant that you should edit that into the answer :) Comment are temporary.
Dec
6
comment Momentum conservation problem
Could you expand on the answer and explain why it fits the situation?
Dec
6
comment Causes of hexagonal shape of Saturn's jet stream
I've already answered this question here, though I won't repost it as hdhondt already has addressed the issue with the same reference.
Dec
4
comment How can I calculate out the 'specific charge' of an atom?
@BrandonEnright Not really, but I would close it anyway because it is essentially asking for a walkthrough, which we don't do here.
Dec
3
comment Why the dissolution of hydrophobic compounds decreases the entropy of water molecules in the vicinity of the solute?
We do address physical mechanisms on Chemistry.SE :) Crossposts/migrations are discouraged if the post is on topic on one site, however if it does not get answered in a couple of days I'd be happy to migrate it for you.
Dec
2
comment Is there a momentum for charge?
@MartinJ.H. True, but the monopole moment is a scalar. And I'm talking about the center of charge proposed by the OP above; $\sum q\vec r$ is the dipole moment
Nov
25
comment Explanation for the power of quantum computers
Cross-posted to CSTheory
Nov
23
comment Why does a helium filled ballon move forward in a car when the car is accelerating?
As far as the discussion here goes, it would be better if it as held in Physics Chat. Also, it seems to me that this stems from a disagreement as to what "heavier" means. Some are taking buoyant force and drag into account while measuring the heavyness.
Nov
23
comment Why does a helium filled ballon move forward in a car when the car is accelerating?
@Val, and everyone else: Please be nice. Personal attacks will not be tolerated and will get you suspended. I have edited the message out for now.
Nov
23
comment Do photons age in a medium?
@Tarek Basically, group velocity and phase velocity. The phase velocity of the photons is $c$, the group velocity of the resultant wavepackets is not.
Nov
21
comment Do photons age in a medium?
@Rob It's probably not the same photon. A single photon can lose energy while moving through a medium, but of course that energy is not "lost", it is absorbed by the medium and possibly emitted in the form of another photon
Nov
21
comment Field of a parallel plate capacitor
@rijulgupta $\mathbf E=\left(-\frac{\frac{y-1}{\sqrt{x^2+(y-1)^2}}-\frac{y}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2}}}{x}-\frac‌​{\frac{y-1}{\sqrt{(x-2)^2+(y-1)^2}}-\frac{y}{\sqrt{(x-2)^2+y^2}}}{2-x},\left(\fra‌​c{1}{\sqrt{x^2+(y-1)^2}}-\frac{1}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2}}\right)-\left(\frac{1}{\sqrt{(x-‌​2)^2+(y-1)^2}}-\frac{1}{\sqrt{(x-2)^2+y^2}}\right)\right)$. It's a pretty easy integration. Usually you can find the formulae in concise form in terms of the angles subtended by the particle on the rod, and then if you really need it in cartesian form it can be easily substituted.
Nov
21
comment Field of a parallel plate capacitor
@rijulgupta I just plugged in the formulae into Mathematica and used StreamPlot and VectorPlot
Nov
21
comment Field of a parallel plate capacitor
Don't delete questions on a whim unless they're off topic. This isn't too bad a question, really.
Nov
21
comment Advanced data analysis in Physics experiments
@jinawee Oh, it's not off topic, from what I see. I'm just saying that it would be better if the primary emphasis of the question was books.
Nov
21
comment Advanced data analysis in Physics experiments
To clarify, book questions are allowed by the policy, but list questions .. not so much. I suggest you rearrange your question to make the primary point about books
Nov
20
comment how long do large hadron collider experiments take?
Ah, makes sense. I know it really is you, I recall it from Facebook. :)
Nov
20
comment how long do large hadron collider experiments take?
What madness is this? There seems to be a noticeable lack of pink on your profile :P